“Conversations” w/ Glass Slipper

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Nylon Trax “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but what lies in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…
Come get to know Lisa Cork-Twiss and Bradley of the amazing duo Glass Slipper!

Jaymz Nylon: Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…

Lisa: was born in Indianapolis, raised in Houston, and lived in New York in the 90’s. She was then in the UK for 12 years before moving to Austin in 2011.
Brad was born and raised in St. Louis, lived in Chicago from ‘96 – ‘00, then Oakland for 10 years. After a two year stint in Guatemala, he moved to Austin.

Jaymz Nylon: What are your short and long term goals?

Lisa: To positively touch as many people as possible literally and figuratively: through my music and massage (I’m an LMT).
Brad: My goals have always been the same: keep making better and better music, maintain and improve my physical health, and work on my character defects. I take small actions everyday to support these long term goals. It’s all about consistency.

Jaymz Nylon: Passions and/or interest aside from music?

Lisa: My family, massage therapy / healing arts, and sun worship. Almighty Ra!
Brad: I’m a graphic designer by trade, and I’ve always had a passion for contemporary art. I’m also the proud owner of two German Shepherds, so training them and keeping them happy takes a lot of time.

Jaymz Nylon: Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…

Lisa: My absolute biggest inspiration is my mother. She was also a singer-songwriter.
Brad: I’m inspired by all the creative people I’m lucky enough to be around, both at work and in the “scene.” I also love reading biographies about musicians and related subjects. I just finished “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 – 1983.”

Jaymz Nylon: What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?

Support your favorite artists in whichever ways you can: legal downloads, steaming, going to see them live, or just sharing their music. And remember there’s more music out there than just what’s available on Spotify!

Jaymz Nylon: Would you say that you lead a well balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…

Lisa: No, I don’t. I could do better on all fronts.
Brad: My life was steadily getting more and more out-of-control until I got sober. Now I’m in the gym at least three times a week and taking care of myself. My biggest challenge now is gettting to bed on time because I’m a natural night owl!

Jaymz Nylon: Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks or releases. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

“Mighty Deep” on Moulton Music
“Up On The Floor” on Oh So Coy
“Pieces” on Proton Limited

Jaymz Nylon: Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by other. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

Lisa
“King of my Castle” – Wamdue Project
“Night” – Benga & Coki
“Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix)” – Tori Amos

Brad
“I Just Can’t (The Synth Tigers Remix)” – Futurewife
“Your Dance” – P SOL
“In My House (Art Of Tones Remix)” – Nickodemus, Lisa Shaw, Carol C, BAM

Jaymz Nylon: Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?

Lisa: Beach, hands down. I’m a sun and water baby.
Brad: I’ve always lived in the city, although where I live now in Austin is definitley more chill than Chicago, Oakland, or St. Louis. I think I’d get bored in the suburbs or in the country.

Jaymz Nylon: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?

As long as artists get paid- and listeners can find what they want to hear- it’s all good.

“Conversations” w/ Johnny Blackouts

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but lies the in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…

First up we have Johnny Blackouts  aka Adam Warped in support of his freshman release on Nylon Trax “Jark Dazz”.

1. Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…

Johnny Blackout: Born in Flint, Michigan in the beginning of the Disco era and weaned on my father’s psychedelic rock records as well as my moms funk, soul, and disco 8-Tracks. Currently living in Austin Texas by way of San Francisco and via Brooklyn.

2. What are your short and long term goals?

JB: Short term -to increase my studio output and get to touring
Again. Long Term- interested in scoring films and music supervision

3. Passions and/or interest aside from music?

JB: I’m a total foodie, collector of bad tattoos, and whiskey aficionado.

4. Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…

JB: I received a Jaymz Nylon mixtape in the early 90’s (perhaps from the store “House” on the lower east side, I forget) that completely turned me on to a life long love of proper deep house music. Big musical inspirations also would be Hardkiss, The Idjut Boys, Prince, Chicken Lips, Wicked Crew, The Chocolate Factory NYC, etc.

5. What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?

JB: Open you mind, challenge yourself, grow!

6. Would you say that you lead a well-balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…

JB: I should hit the gym more often.

7. Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks or releases. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

JB: Johnny Blackouts “Broken” Whiskey Pickle
Johnny Blackouts “Down The Hatch” Not So Fast
Johnny Blackouts “The Ballad Of Heaven Hill” Degrees Of Separation

8. Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by others.  Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

JB: A Certain Ratio “Be What You Wanna Be” A&M
Future Sound Of London “Papua New Guinea” Jumpin’ and Pumpin’
Chicken Lips “He Not In”

9. Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?

JB: I’d like to live some where on the coast of the Mediterranean eventually, it’s gorgeous and the food is amazing and healthy.

10. What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?

JB: The music is most the important, format is just a mere formality of delivery. I support whatever it takes to deliver the music be it vinyl, digital, or even carrier pigeon.

11. JB: I feel like I should add that I like both kinds of music both
Country and Western 😉

Nylon Trax Presents – Leandro P. ft. Daniel Reis “African Seed”

 

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nylon trax presents
Leandro P. ft. Daniel Reis
African Seed
soulful deep house music remixed by Jaymz Nylon
African Seed
Nylon Trax is pleased to present “African Seed,” its first single from the Sao Paulo-based DJ Leandro P., joined on keys by Daniel Reis. Leandro P. (given name: Leandro Pereira) is a staple of the Brazilian deep house scene, DJ’ing at renowned club events like Deep Soul Sessions, Ritual House, and Grooveland Party as well as broadcasting his weekly Ritual House Sessions radio show on Discotheque Radio. His sets are known for blending all the possibilities of rhythmic electronic beats, melodies and vocals with sprinkles of jazz, soul, afrobeat, and disco while keeping the vibe deep. “African Seed” introduces Leandro P.’s talent like a fifty foot wave on our shores with its soulful, percussive feel and enticingly exotic overtones. The “African Seed” refers to Africa as the cradle of civilization, its seed spawning all of us. This heavy thought comes through in the track’s pensive atmosphere, carefully layered pads, and Daniel Reis’ melodic keyboard embellishments. Reis comes through with more prominence in the Organ Mix which features a delightful solo running over the cut’s heartbeat.Jaymz Nylon delivers the first of a pair of remixes, not only accentuating the beats through his distinctive ‘afro-tech’ rhythm programming, but also accentuating the song’s message with an added spoken vocal. Indeed, Jaymz Nylon could not simply remix the track, but also lent his butter baritone voice and djembe, turning this already great tune into an epic one. The second remix is courtesy of Old Man Yellow, a bright new talent coming out of the Emerald City of Seattle. This evocative version rounds out the project with solid, late night floor flavor, a dirty kick, sophisticated keys, and a deep and sensual bass line. It’s another top notch release from the trusted tastemakers at Nylon Trax, and just the first offering planned with the promising Leandro P.Soundcloud

Boddhi Satva – “Truly feeling the original mix.”

Marques Wyatt – “This is a nice EP.”

Glenn Underground – “The Organ Mix can be worked nicely.”

Abicah Soul – “Love it.”

Dr. Bob Jones – “Love the production on this. Quality, inspirational music. Full support – no problem.”

Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic) – “I’m feeling this hard.”

Joey Silvero (Distant People) – “A classy deep sound and uplifting mood throughout a good selection of mixes.”

Andy Compton (The Rurals) – “Groovy stuff!”

Kai “KZR” Alce (NDATL Muzik) – “All mixes have some late night action to offer.”

Haldo (Proceed Records) – “Deep … deep … great track! Will play for sure.”

Evan Landes (Groove Junkies) – “Hypnotic and dope. Feelin’ this!”

Christos Kedras (Kapa Music) – “Great package. The percussion action on the original is fantastic and the vocal is a fitting addition on the Jaymz Nylon mix. Both in the bag!”

Hippie Torrales – “Such a great groove and feel.”

Stephan Hoellermann (Balance Alliance) – “Oh, I love the original mix and the Old Man Yellow remix. I’ll play this for sure!”

Bootsy (For The Love Radio Show) – “Jaymz Nylon introduces some proper late 80s spoken word house vibes to this. Quality!”

Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) – “An amazing timeless production oozing with nothing but soul and wonderful melodies.”

Jeannie Hopper (WBAI FM (New York) / Art Radio WPS1 / APT / Cielo) –Love Jaymz’s label. Gorgeous.”


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You can listen to previews of tracks from Leandro P. ft. Daniel Reison Keys – “African Seed” by clicking HERE.
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